There have been quite a few green stories in the news during the last week or so. Here’s a quick rundown of things we’ve seen. We plan to make this a weekly blog feature, so check back regularly to get your dose of local green news. And if you see something we’ve missed, post it in the comments!

Bethesda Green co-founder Seth Goldman is in this month’s issue of Washingtonian as one of the magazine’s Green Awards winners…For local foodies there’s a new cookbook, “Dishing Up Maryland: 150 Recipes From the Alleghenies to the Chesapeake Bay,” by Lucie L. Snodgrass. The book follows the seasons, includes profiles of Maryland farmers and watermen, and each recipe features at least one local ingredient…Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney wrote an excellent column about changing how we view our lawns, “Redefining the beautiful lawn when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay’s health”…The Post also profiled 3greenmoms, a Potomac company that created LunchSkins—dishwasher safe bags made from pastry bag fabric—as a green alternative to single-use plastic lunch bags…And last weekend the Post ran a story about a net-zero house (and its new owner) in Bethesda; the house was designed by Meditch Murphey Architects of Chevy Chase.